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Luis Enrique praises Jordi Alba ahead of Spain clash

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The left-back is in good form for club and country

Georgia v Spain - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Luis Enrique and Jordi Alba have something of a complicated relationship but the Spain boss has been full of praise for the Barcelona left-back.

Alba’s been in good form this season for his club side which has seen him handed a recall to the national team by Lucho.

The Barcelona defender has continued in the same vein and picked up two assists in Spain’s 2-1 win over Georgia at the weekend.

Luis Enrique spoke about Alba ahead of La Roja’s World Cup qualifying clash against Kosovo on Wednesday in Seville.

“Against Georgia, Jordi Alba was decisive in the offensive phase, as almost always, and attentive in defense, especially in transitions thanks to his speed. I’ve seen one of his best versions. I am happy and satisfied and I hope he continues like this.”

The Spain boss also offered an update on Pedri and said he had trained well and with no problems after being on the end of an awful challenge late on in the win over Georgia